Correspondence, 1945-1984

Correspondence, 1945-1984

by Truffaut
     
 

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The five hundred letters collected here span the whole of Tuffaut's extraordinary career, from the ardent and troubled adolescent to the years of grandest accomplishment in the French cinema. Noteworthy correspondents incude Jean-Luc Goddard, Alfred Hitchcock, Louis Malle, Helen Scott, Eric Rohmer, and lifelong friend Robert Lachenay.

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The five hundred letters collected here span the whole of Tuffaut's extraordinary career, from the ardent and troubled adolescent to the years of grandest accomplishment in the French cinema. Noteworthy correspondents incude Jean-Luc Goddard, Alfred Hitchcock, Louis Malle, Helen Scott, Eric Rohmer, and lifelong friend Robert Lachenay.

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Library Journal
Director Truffaut's place in contemporary world cinema has been secured by such stunning films as The 400 Blows, Jules and Jim , and Day for Night . Truffaut, who never finished secondary school, was also a voluminous correspondent, and this chronological selection reveals his basic humanity, as he encourages others in the film industry, speaks lovingly of his children, and always, always talks of movies--his and others. Many of the letters are to the late Helen Scott (to whom the volume is dedicated); she was his close American friend who facilitated translation of Truffaut's famous interviews with Hitchcock. A fine supplement to other works on the director like Truffaut by Truffaut (Abrams, 1987).-- Thomas Wiener, formerly with ``American Film,'' Washington, D.C.

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ISBN-13:
9780374130015
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
06/28/1990
Pages:
618
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.79(d)

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